Position Details

Department: Pharmacy Admin
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 532268
Date Posted: 10/19/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Supply Chain Technician assists with ordering, receiving, stocking, and distribution of all pharmaceuticals and supplies and proactively manage specific aspects of the Charge Master and Drug Inventory Files. This position actively participates in the development and maintenance of department information systems and reports. The Supply Chain Technician continuously monitors stock levels in accordance with established policies, standards, and accrediting and regulatory licensing requirements. This position reports directly to the Manager of Pharmacy Business Services and receives supervision from the Chief of Pharmacy Services, the Senior Manager of Pharmacy Services, and Clinical Pharmacy Manager. This position does not supervise any other position.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Performs the essential function of the Pharmacy Buyer to support Department and Hospital goals.
    • Creates and places daily orders for pharmaceutical products, IV solutions, medications, and supplies.
    • Actively receives and stocks the orders and distributes items in accordance with established replenishment levels.
    • Continuously monitors and returns outdated medications to vendors.
  2. Assists with overall inventory management.
    • Completes regularly scheduled area inspections, in a timely manner, for removal of recalled and outdated medications prior to expiration.
    • Verifies medication cycle-counts are completed in accordance with established department policies.
  3. Assists and maintains Charge Description Master File requests and charge related requests.
    • Ensures that products are loaded correctly in the Pharmacy Information System, inventory management software, and other information systems.
  4. Processes departmental charges for floor stock and patient chargeable floor stock items and maintains the Interdepartmental Transfer Journal.
    • Promptly enters patient specific charges..
    • Promptly completes the Interdepartmental Transfer Journal.
  5. Assists in the development and Maintenance of daily charge reports for department revenue and charges.
    • Develops and maintains a charge and reporting process.
    • Actively reviews reports for overstated/understated revenues.
    • Proactively identifies and corrects rejected charges.
  6. Assists the Pharmacy Buyer and proactively suggests recommendations for alternative product selections and/or increased efficiencies to assist reduce operating expenses through reduction in prices and maximizing contract savings.
  7. Maintains and prepares pharmacy supply chain and value analysis reports as requested.
    • Produces and reviews daily inventory report from inventory management system and proactively verifies and adjusts inventory outliers.
    • Actively works with Pharmacy Business Manager to produce and review Value Analysis initiatives.
  8. Assists with a Bar Code Medication Administration System (BCMA).
    • Actively participates in system development.
    • Implements systems and work flows to support a BCMA System.
    • Maintains files used by BCMA system including bar code files.
  9. Develops, demonstrates and maintains a current knowledge of supply chain processes.
    • Recommends workflow improvements to increase productivity of pharmacy and hospital staff.
    • Identifies and actively improves pharmacy supply chain workflows.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. One year Pharmacy Technician experience. Required
2. Proficiency using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, pharmacy automation and clinical information systems or equivalent. Required
3. One year pharmacy purchasing experience. Preferred
4. Experience with pharmacy inventory management systems in a hospital environment or equivalent. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Nationally Certified PTCB or equivalent and Licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Arizona. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. General knowledge and exposure to the 340B Program and purchasing or equivalent education. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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